Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is the region’s premier youth mentoring agency. For nearly six decades, our evidence-based approach has created thousands of one-to-one mentoring relationships. Our goal is to ensure that every young person has a positive adult relationship to ensure they meet their full potential. It all starts with the right role model, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is the place for youth to start a relationship with that special mentor. We recruit, screen, match, and support mentoring relationships that often change the lives of the mentors as well.


Meet Our Matches

BBBSPGH offers children who want and need a mentor a one-to-one, long-term friendship with a caring adult. Bigs serve as friends, mentors and role models, helping children and teens gain greater self-confidence.

Be a Big


Consider what young people are facing today — a global pandemic, racial unrest, distance learning, social isolation, fear and uncertainty. Greater Pittsburgh students struggle with one of the highest opportunity gaps — and the lowest ratios of students to guidance counselors — in the nation. That translates to tens of thousands of youth who need mentors in their lives. Kids need support now more than ever!

Mentored youth excel in many areas of their lives. It’s the student who makes measurable gains in academic performance. It’s the child who transforms from withdrawn to confident. It’s the young adult who now has hope and a plan for their future.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Pittsburgh seeks to amplify the potential that lives within all children to realize their biggest possible future.

Mentored Youth Excel

of BBBS high school seniors graduated on time


of Pittsburgh students without a mentor
It Takes Little to Be Big

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Launches National Brand Campaign “It Takes Little to Be Big” to Transform Mentorship Across America

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA), the preeminent one-to-one youth mentoring organization in the United States, has launched a bold new brand campaign “It Takes Little to Be Big,” to challenge the myths and shift perceptions of mentoring and why now, more than ever, mentorship is critical to the success of kids today.

Be Big.
Read More News Items


Children in our community need caring volunteers like you to bring support and instill confidence in them as they navigate into adulthood.